Antimonium Tartaricum is a homeopathic remedy made from a tartrate of antimony and potash. This homoeopathic stock corresponds to one of the main antimony salts that can be used for medicinal purposes.
Antimonium Tartaricum is mainly used in the field of pneumology . This homoeopathic remedy can be used to treat bronchiolitis, chronic respiratory failures, asthma, chronic bronchitis, acute bronchitis and respiratory tract congestion following abdominal surgery. The medication is especially recommended when these conditions are combined to the following symptoms: the patient has a rather dry cough and audible breathing problems due to an abundance of mucus in the pulmonary alveoli and in the bronchi, which later become congested. Moreover, the patient’s tongue seems to be covered by a layer of chalky, thick and milk-white plaster. Antimonium Tartaricum is also indicated for more serious conditions, manifested by bluish circles around the eyes, cyanotic lips and nose movements while breathing.
Antimonium Tartaricum has wound-healing virtues, hence its use in the treatment of certain skin conditions. In dermatology, this homoeopathic remedy is mainly used to treat chickenpox, purulent and pustular acne (especially when it causes almost permanent bluish traces) and other rashes.
For preventive treatment of asthma, take five granules of the remedy in 15 CH-dilution before going to bed. This treatment should last three months and should in no case be interrupted. To relieve and treat bronchiolitis and asthma attacks, take five granules at a dilution of 5 CH every thirty minutes. In this case, Antimonium Tartaricum is combined to Ipecac and Blatta orientalis. The patient will first take Antimonium Tartaricum 5 CH, then Blatta Orientalis 5 CH 10 minutes later, Ipecac 5 CH 20 minutes after that and finally wait another 30 minutes before taking another dose of Antimonium Tartaricum. This process will be repeated until the attack begins to dissipate. This treatment should last two days, and the spacing of the alternate intakes depends on the attack’s evolution. To treat acute bronchitis with wet cough, take five granules of Antimonium Tartaricum 9 CH, four to six times a day. This indication is particularly recommended if the patient has trouble expectorating and bronchial congestion. To relieve chronic bronchitis combined to respiratory tract congestion and expectorating difficulties, take five granules of Antimonium Tartaricum 9 CH every hour until the symptoms disappear. To relieve bronchial congestion after abdominal surgery, especially abdominal laparotomy, take five granules of Antimonium Tartaricum 5 CH. The frequency of intakes is three times a day. To relieve respiratory failure, it is necessary to follow the homoeopath’s or physician’s prescriptions. To heal chickenpox and treat pustular acne, take five granules at a dilution of 9 CH at breakfast and dinner. This treatment should last for three months.
Important information Antimonium Tartaricum should be administered to the patient from the onset of asthma attacks to guarantee positive results. The patient’s condition should improve within a few hours. The delay in the administration of Antimonium Tartaricum hinders its effectiveness. In that case, the use of allopathic treatment should be considered.